From Liverpool songbird to national hero, the establishment-baiting pied piper from the banks of the Mersey, Jamie Webster rides a towering wave of success and is announced as one of Neighbourhood Weekender 2023's performing artists. Recording his newest material in the company of producer, Dave Eringa, in early 2021. Webster has affected a new, multi-instrumental stage of ‘going electric’ as part of his artistic growth. Webster’s lyrical gift is sealed in the bold embrace of his band’s musicianship, from bluesy jams to fuzzed up anthems. Alongside the constant presence of Bob Dylan, Webster not only credits his home city and the whirl of crisis and injustice that has enveloped the wider world as influences, but has dug deep into his own record collection. His most recent album Moments pays its debts to the incomparable artistry of David Byrne and the doomed bliss of Laurel Canyon’s creative heyday, including The Mamas and The Papas and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Firmly established in the fraternity of gifted, socially-aware, young British songwriters, he is joined on stage and in the studio by his band including Lightning Seeds members Jim Sharrock (drums) and Tim Cunningham (bass) plus Danny Murphy (guitars), also a member of Michael Head’s Red Elastic Band.